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What is Sports Medicine?

In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.

What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?

Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.

Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:

  • Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
  • Proper nutrition and supplements
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
  • Injury prevention

Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.

Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.

Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.


When to See a Sports Medicine Physician

A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.

If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.

Common Sports-Related Injuries

Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:

  • Acute Injuries

    • Fractures

    • Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)

    • Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)

    • Knee and shoulder injuries

  • Overuse Injuries

    • Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)

    • Stress fractures

    • Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)

If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.


How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain

Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.

Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.

Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention

We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.

What our patients are saying

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I have never written a review about any Doctor before now, but Dr. Kancherla was so exceptional, that I felt I that was necessary. I went to see Dr. Kancherla for back problems. He took a long time with me, explaining my problem, talking to me, and trying to determine what the best course of action was for me. He first assured me that I did not need any type of surgery which put me at ease immediately. He was kind, caring and patient. My husband went to him as well and had the same experience

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A+ Dr. Beker was wonderful, personable and really took his time with me. I am pain free since my surgery. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Krystal Chambers is an exceptional physician; thorough, knowledgeable, excellent communicator, patient. I would return to her in future should I even need further orthopedic care, and recommend her. Very happy with my treatment at Resurgens, and with all the staff there.

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Dr. Velez is always compassionate and patient. I trust him totally with my medical needs. He has helped me tremendously from my pre-op visits through my surgery and post-op. His office cannot be nicer either. They are a wonderful group of individuals who go beyond courtesy and friendliness.

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Dr. Willett was cordial, knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure all my questions were answered.

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Every appointment with Dr Dopson has been stat since I have had debilitating pain, due to a herniated disc. He and his staff have been so accommodating & wonderful to me! Every request I have made & need I have is always addressed in a timely manner by his wonderful MA Candy. My first visit I was a work in, and I know I put him behind, but he still took the time to review everything with me & answer all of my questions. He is very thorough, knowledgable, & compassionate toward his patients.

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I've been seeing Dr. Kelly for several years for bulging disks in my lower back. He and his staff are always very pleasant and thorough during my office visits. I also had several epidural injections by Dr. Kelly at their Morrow outpatient clinic. Everything has always gone smoothly and the clinic staff has always been very kind and competent.

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This orthopedic doctor (and staff) actually care, which is a blessing in this day and time when one is in pain!!! I'm very fortunate to have found him! Dr Finklestein is associated with Resurgens Ortho Group in Cumming, Ga.

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I am writing to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Marly N. Dows-Martinez, M.D. for her technical expertise and compassionate patient care. As a former military pilot, I developed lower back pain and radiating pain that she correctly identified as Sciatica. She took the time to listen and evaluate my symptoms, then methodically progressed through the levels or remediation. As a result of her actions, the excruciating radiating pain down my thigh and legs have gone from a 10 plus to a 1-2 level. Well done and thank you so much.

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When all of others failed me, this great Dr. came to my help. He performed surgery in 2007 on my L5, since then I got my life back. He went in to bat for me when I needed it the most. I would recommend him to anybody.

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Best of - Back and Spine Care Practice
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